A Democratic member of the Kansas Senate has been confirmed by her colleagues to a post on a state tax court.


A Democratic member of the Kansas Senate has been confirmed by her colleagues to a post on a state tax court.

Sen. Janis Lee, of Kensington, was appointed late last year by then-Gov. Mark Parkinson to serve on the state Court of Tax Appeals.

On Monday afternoon, the Senate voted 36-to-0 to confirm Lee to the post. She abstained from voting.

Lee has said she would resign her Senate seat quickly. She was first elected to the Senate from Smith County in 1988. Senators planned a reception for Lee following Tuesday's afternoon session

The Court of Tax Appeals is a three-member body that hears tax disputes.

Senators also voted 37-to-0 to confirm David Sanford as a member of the Kansas Health Policy Authority.